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Help: Hoarder = Rats and Mice = Needs Extermination
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So my stepmother is a hoarder and has a storage room and garage full of rotting boxes and other stuff. There are also stuff and document caches throughout the house. So my sister, brother, father, and stepmother have a rat-mice problem? Have you hired an exterminator to deal with this problem before? What did they do to control the problem? How much would it cost for a 4 bedroom home in a major urban market? Did the exterminator succeed at his work? Were you satisfied with their work? Any words of advice?

I think the biggest problem is going to be getting stuff tossed out/moved and doubly so since my father and stepmother are not living in the house now due to their rental property going to shit. My brother is in denial, and getting a hoarder to clean up her junk is a ridiculous proposition, especially since it's been this way for 7 years. Do you have a hoarder in your family? How did you deal with them? My stepmother is not of sound mind and extremely temper mental and my father is elderly and senile.

I've literally watched them cook obviously rotten chicken, letting the smell permeate the house, and then deny there's a problem. I couldn't take it anymore and moved out to another state a long plane ride away. I'm really worried about the family dogs health with the rats-mice and the amount of droppings (the smell of ammonia was overpowering three months ago in certain parts of the house). I'm thinking of just laying out all the consequences in a logical manner to them and hoping for the best. Oy vey.

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  -Help: Hoarder = Rats and Mice = Needs Extermination ellisonz  Dec-03-11 05:01 AM   #0 
  - I think that  kalli007   Dec-03-11 07:33 AM   #1 
  - No traps. Hoarders don't clean out traps. See my post # 3. nt  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 08:40 AM   #4 
     - One time at the old house in California...  ellisonz   Dec-03-11 02:41 PM   #11 
  - This sounds crazy but why not try to get her on the show  LynneSin   Dec-03-11 07:47 AM   #2 
  - Adult Protective Services. Animal Control. Child Protective Services.  msanthrope   Dec-03-11 08:39 AM   #3 
  - This is what the show would recommend anyway...  Phentex   Dec-03-11 02:01 PM   #7 
     - I just don't see them coming...  ellisonz   Dec-03-11 02:34 PM   #9 
        - No, I was not suggesting the show...  Phentex   Dec-03-11 03:06 PM   #12 
           - My apologies.  ellisonz   Dec-03-11 08:31 PM   #13 
  - if everybody is getting old and senile, they need to get help.  MrsBrady   Dec-03-11 09:22 AM   #5 
  - I agree that i can't make him.  ellisonz   Dec-03-11 02:39 PM   #10 
  - This is an obsessive compulsive disorder. Logic won't help. Action is needed.  nolabear   Dec-03-11 01:46 PM   #6 
  - I have no doubt of any of that.  ellisonz   Dec-03-11 02:31 PM   #8 
     - Good luck. It's a tough and sad situation to see people get that farr off center.  nolabear   Dec-03-11 08:37 PM   #14 
     - Thank you.  ellisonz   Dec-03-11 10:02 PM   #19 
     - Don't watch the new Hoarders show in January, it is really sad.  texanwitch   Dec-21-11 08:33 PM   #36 
  - I would notify the authorities  Skittles   Dec-03-11 08:52 PM   #15 
  - elder abuse?  grasswire   Dec-03-11 09:32 PM   #16 
  - I am not a hoarder, but I have a rat problem.  RebelOne   Dec-03-11 09:38 PM   #17 
  - The mice are pain too...  ellisonz   Dec-03-11 10:04 PM   #20 
  - Yeah, I have discovered mouse droppings in my kitchen.  RebelOne   Dec-09-11 06:53 PM   #23 
     - Lots of very good cats need homes.  grasswire   Dec-09-11 08:19 PM   #24 
        - No thanks, my little Chihuahua would not tolerate a cat. n/t  RebelOne   Dec-10-11 03:14 PM   #29 
  - I had a family of them move into my garage  ornotna   Dec-09-11 10:24 PM   #25 
  - Never heard of an electronic rrap. Where do I get one? n/t  RebelOne   Dec-10-11 03:16 PM   #30 
     - got mine at Lowes if I remember correctly  ornotna   Dec-10-11 10:52 PM   #31 
        - Thanks. I have a Lowes practically around the corner from my house. n/t  RebelOne   Dec-11-11 02:53 PM   #33 
  - There was a bigtime rat infestation in the house where we lived during the seventies.  Lasher   Dec-09-11 11:10 PM   #26 
     - As a shiver went through my body.............  Angry Dragon   Dec-10-11 10:57 PM   #32 
  - I agree, something needs to get done.  texanwitch   Dec-03-11 09:40 PM   #18 
  - regarding the elder abuse  noamnety   Dec-04-11 09:51 AM   #21 
  - Update: I spoke with my brother and he's willing to consult with my sister...  ellisonz   Dec-09-11 05:42 PM   #22 
  - That's good news.  Lasher   Dec-09-11 11:14 PM   #27 
     - I'm like a salmon man...  ellisonz   Dec-10-11 03:50 AM   #28 
  - Dear ellisonz  MadrasT   Dec-12-11 04:07 PM   #34 
     - Thank You MadrasT!  ellisonz   Dec-13-11 04:11 PM   #35 

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